Guard-book of miscellaneous items, 18th-21st cent.

Extent: 88 leaves

Correspondence of R.G. Collingwood, 1920-40
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3337, fols. 1-41
Extent: 41 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-27) letters to F. Gerald Simpson, 1920-40, with (fols. 11-12, 14, 18) letters to Simpson from W.G. Collingwood, 1928-31
  • (fols. 28-37) photocopies of letters from R.G. Collingwood to his father W.G. Collingwood, 1923-4
  • (fols. 38-9) letters to Major Gordon Home from R.G. Collingwood, 1927-33
  • (fols. 40-1) letters to Dr. Grace Simpson, 1981-2
Acquisition: Given by Dr. Grace Simpson, 1994.

Letters from Lord North to his father, 1st Earl of Guilford, 1766-86
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3337, fols. 42-59
Extent: 18 leaves
Acquisition: Bought from the 9th Earl of Guilford, 1995.

Letters from John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley to 'Davey', 1899-1900
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3337, fols. 60-2
Extent: 3 leaves
Acquisition: Bought from Clive Farahar & Sophie Dupré, 1995.

Letters to Ava, Lady Waverley, 1956-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3337, fols. 63-9
Extent: 7 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 63-6) Roy Jenkins, 1956, enclosing
    • (fols. 65-6) copy of a letter from J.E.C. Bodley to Sir Charles Dilke, 1889
  • (fol. 67) Harold Nicholson, 1958
  • (fols. 68-9) Violet Attlee, 1959
Acquisition: Bought from Clive Farahar & Sophie Dupré, 1995.

Letter from Eduard Fraenkel to G.G.A. Longman concerning the article on Cho.926, 1954
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3337, fols. 70-1
Extent: 2 leaves
Acquisition: Given by David Lewis, 1969 and now derestricted.

Letter from Marylin Wailes to John L. Boston, relating to Bob Dart, 1953
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3337, fols. 72-3
Extent: 2 leaves
Acquisition: Bought with other papers from W. Leslie Bennett, 1968 and now derestricted.

Photocopies of transcripts of John Locke's shorthand (for MS. Locke f. 21, pp. 40-1, 46-7, 66-7), by W. von Leyden, c.1954
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3337, fols. 74-82
Extent: 9 leaves
Acquisition: Given by G.G. Meynell, 2002.

Matthew Skelton, 'Enchiridion', English Poem on a Sacred Subject, prize poem, University of Oxford, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3337, fols. 83-4
Extent: 2 leaves

Scope and Content:

This prize was founded in 1848 by an unknown benefactor. It is awarded triennially to a graduate member of the University of Oxford.

Acquisition: Given by the English Faculty, 2001.

Loose papers, 1901-14, removed from 'Photographs of Shelley Relics in the Bodleian Library', MS. Shelley adds. c. 16
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3337, fols. 85-8
Extent: 4 leaves

Scope and Content:


  • (fols. 85-6) list of subscribers to the portrait of Oliver Cromwell, for the Bodleian Library, presented to John Wheeler Williams by Falconer Madan, 1914
  • (fols. 87-8) letter to Williams from E.W.B. Nicholson, acknowledging receipt of a miniature to be added to the collection of Shelley objects, 1901
Acquisition: Given with MS. Shelley adds. c. 16, by Lilian Wheeler Williams, 1981.

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